re·​house (ˌ)rē-ˈhau̇z How to pronounce rehouse (audio)
rehoused; rehousing; rehouses

transitive verb

: to house again or anew
especially : to establish in a new or different housing unit of a better quality

Example Sentences

The organization is working to rehouse families who were displaced in the fire.
Recent Examples on the Web In this tentative agreement with Racine County presented by incoming Milwaukee County Sheriff Denita Ball, Milwaukee will temporarily rehouse an undetermined number of individuals in the County Jail's custody at the Racine County Jail. Vanessa Swales, Journal Sentinel, 19 Sep. 2022 In Ukraine, authorities are still struggling to rehouse people with disabilities in the country’s west after many fled from occupied areas, according to medical professionals. Maryna Dubyna, WSJ, 7 June 2022 Now, their vacation homes -- including a castle in Ireland -- are being used to rehouse people who have lost everything. Julia Buckley, CNN, 26 Mar. 2022 That’s a daunting number of new people to rehouse in any city, but Tulsans weren’t worried. Lizzy Saxe, Forbes, 10 Dec. 2021 City leaders set a lofty goal to rehouse each of Austin's 3,000 homeless citizens in three years – but how to pay for the $515 million undertaking remained a question. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, 21 Oct. 2021 The effort to shelter the families is funded through Sept. 30, Hogan said, but efforts to rehouse the families through rental subsidy programs have waitlists of 60 days or more, Hogan said. Christine Condon,, 27 Sep. 2021 Develop a coordinated process to rehouse people who are currently living in temporary housing, like hotels, because of the pandemic. Jessica Boehm, The Arizona Republic, 12 June 2021 In 2018, the company negotiated a deal with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) to rehouse the lines under the straits in a concrete tunnel. Washington Post, 2 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rehouse was in 1817

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Cite this Entry

“Rehouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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